School: Cill Loiste (Killusty), Fíodh Árd (roll number 16111)

Location:
Killusty North, Co. Tipperary
Teacher:
Máire, Bean Uí Mheacháir

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Food of Olden Days

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0557, Page 534

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People in olden days had no food like we have now. For their breakfast they had oatenmeal bread and buttermilk. For dinner, potatoes, milk, salt, and sometimes red herrings, and for supper Indian meal porridge. This was the principal food the people of that day had. When the men would be working, often they lit a fire on the headland and roasted the stalks of the potatoes and ate them. From this kind of food they usually got a pain, and as there were no doctors here at that time many of the poor people died.

Collector
Nellie Davis
Gender
female
Address
Clare More, Co. Tipperary
Informant
Patrick Davis
Gender
male
Age
45
Address
Clare More, Co. Tipperary
Language
English